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As promised in last night’s meeting, here are the events coming up in Louisville that you should check out:

Friends of the Louisville Birth Center invites you to be a part of bringing a long-overdue, freestanding birth center to Louisville. Come join us to hear how this group is laying the groundwork for a birth center, what the next steps in this process are, and how you can be involved- all while enjoying some wine and snacks. We hope to see you there!

A special thank you to Whole Foods for graciously providing our wine and cheese for the evening!!


Join the family fun at this year’s gathering of birth professionals and their community of clients, friends and advocates as Doulapalooza rocks into its eighth year of promoting positive, informed childbirth.

It is a free event and open to the public. There is something for everyone!

The festival and fundraising atmosphere of Doulapalooza welcomes the finest local musicians, educational exhibits, craft vendors, children’s activities, food, and prizes.

This year we will host an art gallery with several of the artists from the Womanly Art Show earlier this year will be displaying their paintings, sculptures, and textiles.

Once again this year, Doulapalooza will be held in conjunction with the Douglass Boulevard Farmers Market, where freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and desserts as well as locally grown produce and gift items are available just yards away.

Visit Birth Care Network online at http://birthcarenetwork.com/news/doulapalooza

Join us to watch the inspirational documentary, ‘A Doula Story’. After the movie we’ll talk about the importance of doula support for ALL women and learn how Mama To Mama plans to bring a project like this to Louisville!

A Doula Story documents one woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident nurturing mothers. A woman of remarkable magnetism and complexity, Loretha Weisinger returns to the same disadvantaged neighborhood, where she on

ce struggled as a teen mom. She uses compassion and humor to teach the young mothers-to-be about everything from the importance of breast-feeding and reading to their babies to the practical details of communicating effectively with health care professionals.

Teenage pregnancy is a fact of American life. Nearly 10 percent of births in this country are to teens, many of them poor, uneducated and alone. A community doula (from the Greek word for birth attendant) for more than 10 years, Loretha knows that pregnant teens need guidance and education, not judgment or pity. In the face of overwhelming challenges—from absentee fathers and drug addiction to the disparagement of society—doulas are making a difference in the futures of young mothers and their babies.

Suggested donation – $10
All donations will benefit Mama To Mama

The Friends of the Louisville Birth Center will host this workshop in Louisville, KY on November 3rd and 4th at the Courtyard Marriott Louisville Airport.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
*The Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center
*Louisville Family Chiropractic

For over 25 years, the American Association of Birth Centers has offered workshops on developing innovative maternity care services. Taught by leaders in maternal-child health, the workshops are interactive and informative. The workshops showcase:
*A Wellness Model for outpatient maternity care
*Evidence-based Practice that can be put to work today
*A Cost Containment Model that works
*Care on a Continuum – a portal of entry to an integrated system of health care delivery.
(this is approved continuing education – 14.7 CEUs for nurses)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This workshop is open to the public not only medical professionals. If you have interest in supporting a birth center in Louisville and the surrounding area then you are certainly welcome to attend.

For more information or to register go to: LouisvilleBirthCenter.com

Birth Care Network is hosting a DONA-approved Birth Doula Training on November 10-11, 2012.

BCN’s very own Vicki Sanders, RDH, ICCE, FACCE, LCCE, CD(D0NA), IBCLC will be facilitating this training session.

This training is limited to the first 15 paid registrants, and registration will be closed on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

Visit http://birthcarenetwork.com/for-professionals/doula-trainings/ for more information and registration!


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